Monday, December 31, 2007

My Favorite Songs of 2007

1. Now, Now - St. Vincent
2. Love Song - Sarah Bareilles
3. Lake Michigan - Rogue Wave
4. Man - The Bird and The Bee
5. Le Disko - Shiny Toy Guns
6. Come to Me - Koop
7. Pretty - The Choir Practice
8. Horse and I - Bat for Lashes
9. Foundations - Kate Nash
10. Nantes - Beirut
11. Black Cat John Brown - Alamo Race Track
12. Sleeping Lessons - The Shins
13. Silver Lining - Rilo Kiley
14. Young Folks - Peter Bjorn and John
15. The Lucky One - Au Revior Simone
16. Heart it Races - Architecture in Helsinki
17. The Minnow and The Trout - A Fine Frenzy
18. Gronlandic Edit - Of Montreal
19. Challengers - The New Pornographers
20. Reasons to Love You - meiko
21. Ghosts in the Attic - Leona Naess
22. Imagine - Jack Johnson
23. Knock em' Out - Lily Allen
24. The Way I Am - Ingrid Michaelson
25. Mt. Washington - Emily Wells
26. You Know I'm No Good - Amy Winehouse
27. Not My Friend - Norah Jones
28. So Sorry - Feist
29. How Can It Be? - Forever Thursday

What are yours????

***does my little bear music player on my blog work good? or do I need to change it back?

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Only At Christmastime :)

Last Christmas playlist/wishlist of the season :(
**Sorry for the lack of posts this month - the Holiday season is CRAZY! I have tons of new ideas for future posts :D I'll be out of town the next few days, but will come back the 27th full force!
Hope you all have a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!

1. Just Like Christmas - Low

Shoes, Kate Spade (cool pic, huh?)

2. Underneath the Mistletoe - Blondfire

Headband, Urban Outfitters

3. Rudolph, The Red Nosed Reindeer - Jack Johnson


4. Don't Shoot Me Santa - The Killers

Planter, Urban Outfitters

5. Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree - Brenda Lee

Holiday Cards,

6. I Saw Three Ships - Sufjan Stevens

Ornaments, Anthropologie

7. Boxing Day - Relient K

Wrapping Paper,

8. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen - Joshua James
coat, Kate Spade

9. Whatever Happened to Christmas - Aimee Mann

cookies, Eleni's Bakery

10. Only At Christmas Time - Sufjan Stevens
Shirt, J.Crew

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Let It Snow With Presents!

This weeks playlist/wishlist:
1. Christmas Is Going To The Dogs - Eels
Dog ornament, Urban Outfitters
2. Sleigh Ride - Spice Girls

cookies, Eleni's Bakery

3. I Wouldn't Trade Christmas - Frank Sinatra
Tshirts, American Apparel

4. Come On! Let's Boogey to the Elf Dance - Sufjan Stevens
Elf Ornament, Urban Outfitters

5. Let It Snow - A Fine Frenzy
AWESOME CD!!!, only available at Starbucks

6. Peace - Norah Jones
New Years Cards,

7. Jezebel - Iron and Wine
Andy Warhol Watch,

8. The Christmas Song - Nat King Cole

9. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas - Joshua James
80's Tees

10. All the King's Horns - Sufjan Stevens


Saturday, December 15, 2007

*Walking In A Winter Wonderland*

Here are some pictures from my annual Christmas bash last year: a vintagey, snow globe theme.

I hung snowflake ornaments from the chandelier

I made the snow globes myself by gluing figurines into the lid of various size painted jar lids. Let dry then fill the jar with glitter, distilled water, and a drop of glycerin. SCREW TIGHT! These were the favors as well.

snowflake gingerbread cookies

**sorry about the lack of posting - its FINALS time, wrapping gifts, and getting ready for this years Christmas party (this day next week!). My Blogs 1st birthday is coming up and I'm gonna promise to try to make it better than ever :)

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Merry Christmas, Here's To Many More

Weekly Top 10 Songs: Christmas Wish List Edition #2 :)

1. Everybody's Waitin' For The Man With The Bag - Kay Star
Bag, Marc Jacobs

2. Put The Lights On The Tree - Sufjan Stevens

Tinsel Tree, Urban Outfitters

3. Bring Me Love - Marie Digby

Wrapping Paper, downloadable for FREE at

4. Carol of the Bells - The Bird and The Bee

Dress, Betsy Johnson

5. Maybe This Christmas - Ron Sexmith

Lip glosses, Sephora

6. Christmas - Leona Naess


7. Merry Christmas, Here's To Many More - Relient K

Foam cups,

8. Mistletoe - Colbie Cailat


9. Winter Storm - Joshua James

Cookies, Eleni's Bakery

10. Sister Winter - Sufjan Stevens

Ornaments, Anthropologie

Saturday, December 8, 2007

...As Sugarplum Fairies Danced In Their Heads

Here are some pictures of my annual Christmas party, from 2 years ago. It had a sugarplum, primary color motif:

I made the topiaries with sugarplums hot glued (low heat) to Styrofoam balls and cones.

This garland for the window is made with colorful paper and a close up picture I took of gumdrops.

A cute little decor for the chandelier: circles of colorful paper, glued back to back unto clear string.

Gumdrop cake (before I took cake decorating classes lol)

Veggie "wreath"

Rudolph gingerbread. I always make gingerbread cookies , but they look different each year. Here you take the same gingerbread man cookie cutter, but turn it upside down. Melt chocolate as the frosting and dust with sugar on the antlers.

white chocolate peppermint fudge

the favor :)